William Van Haaften

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William Van Haaften
Indiana House of Representatives District 76
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Coordinator, Adult Marketing, University of Southern Indiana
William Van Haaften (b. September 22, 1964) was a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives, representing the 76th District from 1974-2010. He also serves as Deputy Speaker Pro Tempore and Chairman of the Posey County Democrat Party.

Van Haaften is an Attorney with Bamberger, Foreman, Oswald and Hahn Limited Liability Partnership, and served as Prosecuting Attorney in Posey County from 1995-2003.

He is a member of the First United Methodist Church, Mount Vernon Kiwanis, National District Attorneys Association, and the Posey County Community Foundation.[1]

Committee assignments




See also: Indiana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Haaften did not run for re-election to the 74th District seat in 2010. He is instead ran for the 8th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.


On November 4, 2008, Democrat William Van Haaften won re-election to the Indiana House of Representatives District 76 receiving 20,494 votes.[2]

Indiana House of Representatives, District 76 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png William Van Haaften (D) 20,494

Campaign donors


In 2008, Haaften collected $128,800 in donations.[3]

Listed below are those that contributed most to his campaign.

Donor Amount
National Wine & Spirit Corp $5,700
Indiana Bankers Association $5,500
Monarch Beverage $4,000
Steelworkers Local 104 $3,200
Indiana Cable Telecommunications Association $3,000
John Frick & Associates $3,000
Indiana Beverage Alliance $3,000
Krieg Devault LLP $2,500
LHT Capital $2,500
United Package Liquors $2,350
Olinger Distributing Co. $2,200
Big Red Liquors Inc. $2,000
Vision Concepts $2,000
AT&T $2,000
Indiana State Medical Association $2,000
Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of Indiana $2,000
Olbank $1,600
Nicks Party Liquors Inc. $1,600
Baker & Daniels $1,550
Jerold S. Corliss $1,500

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Preceded by
Indiana House of Representatives District 76
Succeeded by
Wendy McNamara